Monday, March 17, 2008

Trikke, anyone?

Thanks for your kind thoughts toward Sandra. Every little bit of positive energy helps. She liked the Chinchilla hat, but I wound up frogging the purple one - just too darn big. She has a small head, so I am sizing down on the next ones. I did finish this (Fiber Trends AC-4), but delivered it before I could take a photo.

It was my birthday Thursday, and I had both my mammogram and annual that morning. My gyn is a hoot - her question to me was "Where are you going next, to the dentist?" At any rate, all is well and I don't have to think about any of it for another year :-)


Stepping on the scale was not fun - in fact, I am so disgusted with my bmi, I decided to take action and get moving. I went today and bought a Trikke.

I went for a short ride today and came home exhausted. I think (once I really get the hang of it) it will be a great all over workout. I am also not eating any more second helpings. We'll see if that helps make me smaller.

I just stepped off the ferry at sleeve island for Basic Black so I hope to have some real life knitting content next time.

~~ See you soon ~~

Sunday, March 09, 2008

(2 more) Chemo Caps

Here are two more caps for Sandra.

The first is from Head Huggers and knit with 2 colors of
Berroco Chinchilla.

And this one is Fiber Trends AC4 knit with a cotton/acrylic blend
(can't find the ball band)

I hope they fit.

Thank you for your healing thoughts for her.

Please keep them coming in.

Monday, March 03, 2008

One little FO, a WIP, Ziti and Snow?

Good Monday Afternoon! Thanks so much for all your great responses to the last posts :-) It is back to the oboe - no more oddness and crazy reeds and music! This week's schedule is lighter than it has been for weeks. (YAY) Ballet starts Saturday, but no other services until then. I think my students will be happy to have their teacher being somewhat sane.

One of my acquaintances is beginning chemo for Inflammatory Breast Cancer, (NOT good) so I knit this little cap to give her some comfort. It was *really* quick and I will probably knit a few others. This form of breast cancer is rare and very aggressive. Please click on the link and read about it - we all should know what it is.

The pattern came from Head Huggers. And it the yarn looks familiar, it is. It is the Sirdar in her favorite color with which I just happened to be knitting a cardigan.

Said cardi is coming along slowly but surely. The back is finished as is the ribbing on both fronts. But I got a little sidetracked and will start again tonight.

And then I thought it might be nice if I actually cooked dinner tonight, so I took some sauce and Italian sausage out of the freezer, cooked up some ziti and put it in a casserole topped with a little mozzarella. I will put it in the oven just before my last student and Voila! Fast, easy and tasty.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Maybe spring will poke it's head out for us to see :-)

Or not - here is the Dallas snow at 10:15pm, March 3, 2008!